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Reviews LAS Kripton

LAS Kripton

We got a bit of a shock when we price-checked the LAS because it looked and performed like a much cheaper pot. For a start the large, 260g, one-size-fits-all shell didn’t fit anyone very well at all.

There was sideways rock on smaller heads and a really perched feel on larger lumps. Cranking up the cheap-feeling cradle adjuster secures it, but only by putting a lot of pressure on the front and back of your skull.

Those sporting facial foliage will appreciate the beard guard, but the single-piece Veltec pad sheet immediately reduces what direct ?ventilation there might be from the 20 small vents.

Once the whole skullcap-style sheet is sweaty, it does wick and dry outwards to regulate temperature slightly, and is antibacterially impregnated to reduce stink and post-ride pimples.

The LAS scores with the 70% wrap-under hard shell, optional peak, decent weight and no vision intrusion, but it’s still a poor performance for £65.

Contact : Chicken Cycles 01582 872202 www.chickencycles.co.uk

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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